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Sol Station (ID number Sol 398392), also known as Probert Station but most commonly referred to as Spacedock, was a Federation space station located in Earth orbit and operated by Starfleet in the early 25th century. It resembled its predecessor in design, but featured several additional structures. The station was armed with phasers and photon torpedoes. (PIC: "The Next Generation", "The Last Generation")

Service history[]

In 2401, Admiral Jean-Luc Picard and Captain William T. Riker took the USS Titan-A out of the station on an unauthorized mission to find Doctor Beverly Crusher. (PIC: "The Next Generation")

The following week, Sol Station was the site of celebrations for Frontier Day, for which the entire Federation fleet had been gathered. Amidst a fireworks display, the soon-to-be decommissioned USS Enterprise-F was launched from the station for its farewell cruise, which was followed by a demonstration of fleet formation mode.

Sol Station falls

Sol Station's shields fail under fire from a Borg-controlled fleet

Shortly after, the fleet was taken over by the Borg Collective and ordered to target Sol Station and the rest of Earth's planetary defenses. The station managed to hold off the assault for some time, long enough for President Anton Chekov to broadcast a distress call, but ultimately its shields failed and it suffered severe damage. As the station fell, so did Earth's planetary shields, leaving the planet defenseless. Earth was saved when the USS Enterprise-D destroyed the Borg cube controlling Starfleet. (PIC: "Võx", "The Last Generation")

Sol Station rebuilt

The rebuilt Sol Station

One year later, Sol Station had been fully repaired. It saw the launch of the newly rechristened USS Enterprise-G, which was attended by Admirals Jean-Luc Picard and Beverly Crusher. (PIC: "The Last Generation")



Background information[]

This station's other name, "Probert Station", appeared in an okudagram on Riker and Picard's shuttle in "The Next Generation", but was not clearly visible on screen. It honors artist Andrew Probert.